Turkish Authorities Ban Christian Liturgy in Panagia Sumela Monastery

Turkish authorities notified the Ecumenical Patriarchate that the license for the yearly mass at Panagia Sumela Monastery in Trabzon is revoked. After five consecutive years during which...

Turkey to Annul Migrant Deal if EU Fails to Allow Visa-Free Travel

Turkey's foreign minister Melvut Cavusoglu said that the agreement with the European Union on stemming the migrant flow is at risk if Europe fails...

Turkey PM Says Army Group Engaged in ‘Coup Attempt’

Turkey's military has officially declared a coup and said that it has "taken control of the country," shutting down major bridges and Istanbul's main...

Shooting Starts for Greek-Turkish Co-produced Film, ‘Ismail and Roza’

A film titled "Ismail and Roza," an adaptation from Greek author Yannis Yanellis' novel of the same name, has begun shooting in Istanbul. The project is...

Patriarch Bartholomew Wants Turkey to Respect Hagia Sophia and Orthodoxy

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew called on Muslims to show "respect" to the Christian faith, on the occasion of the end of the feast of Ramadan...

First Call to Prayer from Inside Hagia Sophia in 85 Years

July 1st was marked as the first time in 85 years when a muezzin called the faithful to prayer from inside Hagia Sophia in...

The Story of the Karamanlides: Orthodox, Turkish-Speaking People Native to Anatolia

Starting as far back as 1071, Turks began their settlements in Anatolia and shortly after, dominated the vast majority of the region, excluding the...

Hagia Sophia to Turn to Mosque During Muslim Ramadan [video]

The morning prayer from the Koran was read at Hagia Sophia in Istanbul on the first day of Muslim Ramadan, Monday, June 6, in...

Islamization of Hagia Sophia: It’s a Mosque Again!

Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Hagia Sophia, is to be used as a mosque for the 30 days of the religious Ramadan feast in Turkey. Reports...

German Recognition of Armenian Genocide Puts EU-Turkey Deal at Risk

The Turkish government is outraged after German lawmakers voted for the recognition of the Armenian genocide. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the...